In rural areas of Myanmar, villagers can buy inexpensive packets of drugs, called Ya Chut, when they have malaria. But these local remedies often don't contain adequate amounts of malaria medicines. Ben de la Cruz/NPR hide caption

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President Obama and President Thein Sein of Myanmar (also known as Burma) earlier today in Yangon. Jewel Samad /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Myat Thu, who owns the Aiya restaurant, takes a break at the bar with his chef Ney Minn. They both grew up in the Burmese capital, Rangoon. Ben de la Cruz/NPR hide caption

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Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, center, at an campaign event on Tuesday. Soe Than Win /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the U.S. Chief of Mission Residence in Rangoon, Myanmar, earlier today (Dec. 1, 2011). Saul Loeb/Pool/AP hide caption

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